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Berroco Blackstone Tweed

Soft and tweed don't usually go together in the same sentence, but thanks to the addition of super kid mohair and angora, Berroco Blackstone Tweed is a stunner. The gorgeous palette means beautiful finished garments in either one color or colorwork. Made in Italy.

Content:
65% Wool/ 25% Mohair/ 10% Angora
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/130yd
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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BerrocoBlackstone Tweed
 
4.1

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (27)
  • Nice texture (26)
  • Soft (25)
  • Knits quickly (19)
  • Dyed evenly (18)

Cons

  • Breaks easily (3)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (24)
  • Hats (21)
  • Scarves (18)
  • Gloves (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Artist (10), Parent (5), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

a great yarn for two sweaters I have knitted

I've made 2 sweaters from this line of yarn and they have both turned out beautifully: an intricate cable cardigan and a cropped tunic vest. Used needles size 5-7 which requires a longer...Read complete review

I've made 2 sweaters from this line of yarn and they have both turned out beautifully: an intricate cable cardigan and a cropped tunic vest. Used needles size 5-7 which requires a longer time to complete garments but looks wonderful. Not for the knitter who wants to knit hastily on size 8 needles and above.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Thin & Breaks Easily

I purchased this yarn at a LYS in order to make a cardigan. The yarn was soft and despite the price I bought it. The yarn does not have an even texture and is...Read complete review

I purchased this yarn at a LYS in order to make a cardigan. The yarn was soft and despite the price I bought it. The yarn does not have an even texture and is quite thin in places. It is a bit thin for a worsted weight, the number of stitches per inch were spot on but the height of the rows came out short. The yarn has a lot of mohair & angora (35% total) which I believe may compromise the integrity of the yarn's strength. The yarn will break with the slightest of tension. I don't recommend for use with a pattern with cables. You can't pull the stitches tight enough to prevent gapping holes without the yarn breaking. I think this yarn is best suited for small projects, but definitely not a sweater.

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5.0

Handles beautifully

By Ashley

from Penn Valley CA

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Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

    The Blackstone Tweed knitted into a very handsome cardigan for my son-in-law. It keeps its shape so well after washing and will give him years and years of wear.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Good stuff

    By Witch Doctor

    from The woods, Ohio

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Fiber Combo
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

    I made a simple top-down raglan with A-line shape. I still have to block it. It will be interesting to see how it wears. I think that the stitches will settle nicely after blocking and a few wears. It strikes me as a garment that will hold up over time as long as the moths don't get to it!!

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    • No

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    2.0

    Breaks too, too easily

    By Karen

    from Sioux Falls, SD

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unravels

      Best Uses

        Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

        Bought for gloves. Disappointed

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        a great yarn for two sweaters I have knitted

        By Mulberryshoots

        from Central Massachusetts

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Soft Colors
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters
          • Tunic Vests Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

          I've made 2 sweaters from this line of yarn and they have both turned out beautifully: an intricate cable cardigan and a cropped tunic vest. Used needles size 5-7 which requires a longer time to complete garments but looks wonderful. Not for the knitter who wants to knit hastily on size 8 needles and above.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Love this yarn!

          By Steinway1920

          from Lansdowne, Pa.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Breaks easily

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

          This yarn is so soft and pliable. It feels like cotton. It glides through your fingers very easily. The way it is woven it does not twist up, which is a great feature. The only downside to this yarn is that it breaks very easily. When I'm attaching a new ball (with the method of the "magic knot), if I pull to tighten it a little too much, it breaks, but otherwise, it fabulous. I'm still working on my piece, a sweater, otherwise I would put a photo of it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Blackstone Tweed

          By Barbie115

          from Staten Island, NY

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

            This is the second time I've used this yarn. I made a sweater for my SIL and a scarf for a friend. Both looked great.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            wonderful tweed yarn!

            By velvetdoor

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Great Tweed Character
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

              I have knitted a great aran sweater with this yarn in the steamers color, and am in the process of knitting a dress in the clover oatmeal color. This yarn is soft, light and very warm. It's soft enough for me to wear directly on the skin, though I have knitted with softer yarns. For someone who is very sensitive, it might still feel scratchy. I love the tweed nubs, especially their colors, which are in perfect harmony with the yarn color.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Always get what I ordered

              By Loyola

              from Greenville, Maine

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                  I've made many hats in a lace pattern with this yarn and I love it, it is warm in cold weather. Anyone for whom I've made a hat has been very pleased.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Soft and tweedy !

                  By Palmira

                  from Boston MA

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Coarse

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                  I think this is a great yarn for projects where you want to make a nice plain fabric. The cities of the tweed are excellent but I don't think it is a good option for texture

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Awful stuff

                  By erindipity

                  from Victor, NY

                  Pros

                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Tears Easily
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                    Hate, hate, hate this yarn. Had to start a top-down hat over again literally 7 times due to it tearing when I tugged to close the loop at the crown. Looks and feels nice, but it's got no strength or resilience whatsoever. Would never use again even on pain of death.

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                    • No

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